This year marks the first time that retro+ colorways from the early days of the Air Jordan sneakers make a comeback via Jordan Brand’s remastered program. Jordanheads have already witnessed the remastering of two retro colorways of the Air Jordan 4, namely the “Columbia” and “Oreo” iterations. Sneaker collectors were likely quite astounded that the Air Jordan 5 White Silver from fifteen years ago is also receiving the same remastered treatment and is arriving at retailers on one of the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015.After the era of the Air Jordan 4 passed, Tinker Hatfield decided to extend the limits and stretch the boundaries with Nike’s signature sneaker line. When the Air Jordan 5 was designed, it was sufficient proof that he was still as creative and ingenious as when he had whipped up the previous four signature Air Jordan silhouettes.
Much like any OG version of the silhouette, this colorway of the Air Jordan 5 has a higher cut that the four Air Jordan models that came before it and its collar is asymmetrical. The midsole is sculpted and the pattern that it sports was apparently inspired from a fighter plane from the Second World War. The clear, thin rubber mesh on the side and the air unit visible in the sole had both been borrowed from the Air Jordan 3 and 4. Blue translucent rubber has been utilized for the outsole.
This “White/Metallic” rendition is made up of a relatively simple color scheme with the same White tumbled leather used for upper that was featured on the original pair from 2000. Black can also be spotted on the upper, mostly on the branding, while the abovementioned pattern on the midsole is covered in the Metallic Silver hue.
It is possible that many Jordanheads have been waiting for this AJ5 pair to surface over the course of the past fifteen years. Fortunately, the Air Jordan 5 White Silver has indeed emerged and wait for its return will not be too long since April 4th is one of the Jordan release dates 2015 that has been designated for its arrival at retailers.
Air Jordan 5 White Silver
Release Date: April 4th, 2015
136027-130 | $190